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PR3001 Higher Intermediate Persian 1

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:1.00 pm Mon and 4.00 pm Thu

This is a core language module for all students of Persian in the first year of the Honours programme. It builds on the work covered in the first and second level Persian Language modules. The module will include translation from and into Persian; analysis of more advanced texts; practice in reading and discussing texts; and more advanced Persian conversation. By the end of the module the students are expected to be competent in conversation at a higher intermediate to advanced level on a variety of topics (modern events and Iranian culture), in discussing a range of specific topics; for example, history, contemporary politics and literature, and in reading and translating modern standard Persian texts from newspapers, short stories, etc.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Persian

UG Pre-requisite(s):PR2001, PR2002
UG Modules required for:PR3002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2-hour seminar plus surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 130

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 20%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Oral Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Talajooy/ Dr M Ghorbankarimi
Module teaching staff:Dr S Talajooy/ Dr M Ghorbankarimi